How thin is your personal margin? Many of us complain about it, but few of us make a serious effort to improve it. For any professional, personal margin is space, energy, and priorities. It is work life balance. Adequate personal margin can lead to gains in both creativity and productivity.
Although thousands of books and
I heard a wonderful talk by Malcolm Gladwell, who is the author of a number of groundbreaking books including The Tipping Point and Blink. In his talk, he made a distinction between solving a mystery and solving a
In any business, but especially small business, lost revenue, lost profits, and lost opportunities can have a devastating effect. I use the phrase Profit Leakage to encompass all three.
Most people go into business to make money, right? Not
Recently, as one of the moderators of a weekly luncheon networking group, I had the joy of facilitating a spirited discussion regarding employee retention. What transpired was a wonderful exchange of thoughts and ideas! If asked
One of the most important elements in learning, life, business, relationships – you name it – is the time when nothing really occurs; the critical, special place in between all of the other stuff.
That nothing space where the magic happens.
You’re working hard every day in your business. It’s the middle of the first month in a new quarter. How’s your company performing? Are You Making Money? How Do You Know? Quite simple isn’t it?
Inevitably, we can find ourselves in sticky situations with co-workers, clients, vendors or customers. It could be an office communication, a behavioral issue, a contract deliverable or a simple sales transaction. These can be awkward or sensitive to navigate, especially if we were involved directly or indirectly with the situation itself. Getting to resolution isn’t always easy, but when it
I recently received an affirming and very gracious note from a client expressing gratitude for our meetings and expressing how important it was to no longer feel or be alone.
For many entrepreneurs, owners and leaders, feeling isolated is not uncommon; the saying goes it’s lonely at the top. However, we’re supposed to tough it out, figure it out ourselves,